One of my walks with Pablo takes me past a charming Victorian house with a deep wrap-around front porch. Sigh. Until recently I never noticed that the back garage was occupied. Bert and Ernie of Sesame Street fame reside on the top floor. Apparently they’re Phillies fans as well. Who knew?
Monthly Archives: May 2012
Last week was a busy one for Phoenixville residents. Our town had its annual Dogwood Festival and the park where it’s held is just a hop, skip, and jump away. As newbies to the area, K and I strolled over one night to take a gander. Unfortunately, the weather was drippy during the first half of the week, but then the skies cleared. On Saturday a big parade was held, the end destination a block away from our place. I caught the tail end of it (my daughter’s graduation was that weekend as was K’s). Next year we hope to be there early and see the whole parade.
While Pablo didn’t get to visit the festival (dogs weren’t allowed), he did enjoy scouring the site afterwards, sniffing for leftover funnel cake bits and other goodies.
Although Ms. Flopsy regularly visits our backyard, the cats hadn’t spotted her–until yesterday. Usually she grazes over by the garage, but she decided to come right up to the house (in the photo she’s between Rita and OC’s heads). The cats didn’t know what to make of her–was she an unusually shaped feline, an overgrown mouse? Wait till they meet the humongous groundhog that sometimes stops by.
Look who’s gracing the cover of Christopher Buckley’s latest novel! Well, the pug is an ancient Chinese breed. Here’s a short review from Booklist: